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The Boonville Art Walk

Celebrating his first anniversary in Boonville, this reporter strolled the 14th Annual Boonville Art Walk last Saturday, July 10th. The day was sunny and hot with about six knots of…

Left Hanging

Last week we left Bess Sanderson hanging at the County Jail. We thought she’d made bail. In fact, she’d hadn’t bailed. She was still hanging Wednesday morning, and she hung…

A Couple of Real Doozies

Even by Trustafarian standards, Bess and James Sanderson had been living well in a $3 million dollar oceanview home near Mendocino but also drawing food stamps and other welfare benefits.…

Mendo Justice for Smith & Rexrode

O yea, Mendo Justice can be arbitrary.…

Vargas Sentenced to Nine Years

Aaron Vargas is the highest profile local news story to go national and even international since Jim Jones. His sentencing last week closed yet another unique chapter in Mendocino County…

Don Carlos Invades Boonville

This past weekend of the quarter moon, a chilly breeze tempered the usually hot June sunshine, as the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival got off to cool start. Locals noted…

Boaz V. The Untutored & Malicious

Dennis Boaz is erudite and urbane, a man of varied and laudable experience – teacher, historian, lawyer, writer, civil rights advocate.…

Putting the Icing on the Lily: Burlesque at its Local Best

“Dearly Departed” is a comedy set in and around the fictional towns of Lula and Timson, somewhere below the Mason-Dixon Line, during the 1990s, and the butt of the jokes…

Old Uncle Scratch

Back on February 11th, the cops and the DA were talking about 51 pounds of methamphetamine and a warehouse full of marijuana, but last week in Ukiah that particular load…

Memorial Day, The Sexton’s Tale

I went to see the sexton. The Abbott women at the Senior Center put me up to it — Gloria, her daughter Sharon and daughter-in-law, Shirley Hulbert — when I…

Big Checks, Small Balances

The lawsuit against Bear Trucking is seven years old. In April a jury in Judge John Behnke’s court found the company had been negligent in a Mendocino County accident. The…